Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGC

Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGCD
Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Director, Genetic Counseling Masters Program
Scott Hall, Rm 2375
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


University of Michigan, BS, 1988; University of Minnesota, MS, 1994

Research Focus

Developing and evaluating approaches for educating primary care providers and the public about medical genomics; evaluating genetic counseling service delivery models; integrating cancer genomics into public health; genetic counseling, genetic counseling professional issues.

Recent Publications

Trepanier A.M., Supplee L., Blakely L., McLosky J., and Duquette D. (2016). Public health approaches and barriers to educating providers about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. Healthcare, 4(1), pii: E19; doi:10.3390/healthcare4010019.

Thompson, A.B., Cragun, D., Sumerau, J.E., Cragun, R.T., DeGifis, V., Trepanier, A. (2016). “Be prepared to bring it up.” Patients’ perceptions of the utility of religious and spiritual discussion during genetic counseling. J Genet Counsel, 25(5):945-56. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9922-9.

Baty BJ, Trepanier A, Bennett RL, Davis C, Erby L, Hippman C, Lerner B, Matthews A, Myers ME, Robbins CB, Singletary CN.(2016). Developing a model of advanced training to promote career advancement for certified genetic counselors: An investigation of expanded skills, advanced training paths, and professional opportunities. J Genet Counsel, 25(4), 625-634doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9916-7.

Reeves, A., Trepanier, A.M. (2016). Comparison of informed consent preferences for multiplex carrier screening in a diverse population. J of Genet Counsel, 25(1):166-78. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9854-4.

Burgess, K.R., Carmany, E.P., Trepanier, A.M. (2016) A comparison of telephone genetic counseling and in-person genetic counseling from the genetic counselor’s perspective. J of Genet Counsel, 25(1):112-26. doi: 10.1007/s10897-015-9848-2.

Zwiesele, S., Bannick A., Trepanier, A. (2015) Parental strategies to help children with phenylketonuria (PKU) cope with feeling different. Am J Med Genet A, 167A(8):1787-95. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37088.

Trepanier, A.M., Cohen, S.A., Allain, D.C. (2015). Thinking differently about genetic counseling service delivery. Current Genetic Medicine Reports, 3, 49-56. Doi: 10.1007/s40142-0069-7.

Hicks MA, Cline RJ, Trepanier AM (2014). Reaching future scientists, consumers and citizens: What do secondary school textbooks say about genomics and its impact on health? The American Biology Teacher, 76(6):379-383. 

Trepanier AM and Allain DC (2014). Models of service delivery for cancer genetic risk assessment and counseling.  J Genet Counsel 23, 239-253.

Wicklund C and Trepanier A (2014). Adapting genetic counseling training to the genomic era: More evolution than revolution. Journal of Genet Counsel,23(4):452-4. doi: 10.1007/s10897-014-9690-y.